Recently, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that it moved its symbolic nuclear doomsday clock minute hand ahead thirty seconds to two and one-half minutes till midnightMidnight represents nuclear apocalypse. Filmaker Regis Tremblay’s new film just released is entitled “Thirty Seconds to Midnight.” See the online version here

     Potential nuclear war flash points are increasing: U.S. and NATO are pushing right up to Russia’s border with massive military exercises; U.S. has conflict with China over islands in the South China Sea; North Korean missile tests; and the U.S. putting Iran “On Notice” all threaten possible escalating wars going nuclear, either by accident or design. The unthinkable is again becoming thinkable. A nuclear war will end civilization as we know it.

As for Climate disaster, just review some of the scientific headlines and articles of late The climate deniers are becoming fewer and fewer. The scientific evidence is overwhelming: Sea level rise will be worse and coming sooner. Climate catastrophe arctic ice melt

      What are we to do? Get involved. Join with others in organized efforts. Speak up for peace, social justice, and the earth. Push to get nuclear weapons off hair trigger high alert. Support a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons and their total elimination. End a new nuclear arms race before it ends us. Act to protect our sacred earth, from Mauna Kea, Pohakuloa, Standing Rock, etc. In the U.S. 54 cents out of every federal tax dollar goes to the war machine. And President Trump wants to increase military spending. There will never be enough money for human needs, fixing infrastructure and building a healthy planet as long as the military industrial complex rules.

Nearly 50 years ago the Rev.. Martin Luther King, Jr. said the United States is “The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today.” So what has changed? The U.S. is waging war, carrying out drone assassinations and Special Ops, and creating refugees in more countries than we know. Obama bombed 7 (or was it 8) countries and dropped more bombs than Bush. What will Trump do?

Think Globally, Act Locally!

      Join a Protect Pohakuloa planning meeting, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 in Hilo 6PM at the Church of the Holy Cross Youth Lounge, 400 West Lanikaula St. across from UH Hilo in preparation for a Protect Pohakuloa gathering beginning at 10:30 AM Saturday, February 18th. Meeting place is Pu’uhuluhulu ahu (Saddle Rd. and Mauna Kea Access Rd). Come in the spirit of Kapu Aloha and bring a ti leaf if you can. We will pule and stand together for peace and aloha ‘aina.

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world. Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622
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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet Feb. 10, 2017— 803rd week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office